Region: Greece

Greece mulls oil company sanctions for obstructing sector study

The investigative arm of Greece’s Competition Commission has requested fines against a major energy group and an individual for obstructing a dawn raid carried out as part of a sectoral study into the petroleum sector.

30 March 2023

Greek market study reveals “inherent weaknesses” in fintech sector

Greece’s Competition Commission has identified weaknesses in the country’s growing financial technology market that could allow large and more established technology companies to exploit their access to data and foreclose start-ups.

04 January 2023

Spain raids major oil companies

Spain’s competition enforcer has raided BP, Repsol and Cepsa over alleged anticompetitive conduct, while Greece’s Competition Commission has raided an unnamed business as part of its probe into a suspected toy cartel.

14 December 2022


Featured in GCR 100 2023

The Hellenic Competition Commission has upped the ante in the past 18 months by dramatically increasing its dawn raids, as in-depth merger cases and private litigation claims take more of a back seat for local lawyers.

12 December 2022

Greece fines Coca-Cola-bottler €10 million for exclusivity agreements

Greece’s Competition Commission has fined a major bottler and seller of Coca-Cola products more than €10 million and forced it to open up refrigeration space to competitors after finding it illegally blocked rivals from entering the country’s soft drinks supply market.

04 November 2022

Greece sanctions tugboat services cartel

Seven towing companies have agreed to pay €4.3 million in fines to Greece’s Competition Commission after admitting to fixing prices for their services in Athens and two other ports.

04 October 2022

Greece confirms first vertical restraints settlements

Greece’s Competition Commission has settled vertical restraints cases for the first time after four garden tool importers and distributors admitted to separately setting minimum resale prices for up to six years.

25 July 2022

Greek enforcer launches dedicated platform to assess sustainability initiatives

Greece’s Competition Commission has launched a new regulatory sandbox that allows businesses to digitally submit sustainability agreements to the authority to assess whether their environmental benefits outweigh any competition concerns.

29 June 2022

Greece: The fine detail of Greece’s antitrust framework

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2023

Understanding the Greek antitrust framework in terms of substantive rules and procedures requires knowledge of its public enforcement and comparison with equivalent EU rules.

24 June 2022

Greece: a closer look at state aid

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2023

The mechanisms and tendencies of granting state aid in Greece are heavily influenced by EU regulations of such state contributions.

24 June 2022

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